or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread - Page 3175

post #47611 of 53320
Quote:
Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post


Wipe down with vinegar solution?


^ That was my initial thought. Probably a safer place to start.

post #47612 of 53320

Need some advice AE gurus.  When I measure my foot using the metal contraption I get an 11.5 D width.  My PA's are 11.5 D are are a little tight for my left foot and probably half a size too big.  Some days are better than others with the tightness so I don't wear them when I run in the morning and they are fine.  I have been wanting a pair of suede shoes and Macy's has the suede Strand on sale plus a discount so you can get firsts for the 160's.  I ordered an 11 and they only have D width so if they completely don't work I can return them.  Do the leather lined suede shoes from AE stretch at all?  My gut says not but I went with the purchase anyway.  6pm has some E width but their price is still $212.  May order those and see.

 

The AE store should be opening in Nashville soon so I can try everything out before I buy them.  Thanks in advance for the help.

post #47613 of 53320
Quote:
Originally Posted by jbarwick View Post

Need some advice AE gurus.  When I measure my foot using the metal contraption I get an 11.5 D width.  My PA's are 11.5 D are are a little tight for my left foot and probably half a size too big.  Some days are better than others with the tightness so I don't wear them when I run in the morning and they are fine.  I have been wanting a pair of suede shoes and Macy's has the suede Strand on sale plus a discount so you can get firsts for the 160's.  I ordered an 11 and they only have D width so if they completely don't work I can return them.  Do the leather lined suede shoes from AE stretch at all?  My gut says not but I went with the purchase anyway.  6pm has some E width but their price is still $212.  May order those and see.

The AE store should be opening in Nashville soon so I can try everything out before I buy them.  Thanks in advance for the help.

Don't sacrifice a good fit to save a few bucks. The shoes won't get worn, or you'll end up selling them. Trust me. It's a bigger waste of money in the long run.
post #47614 of 53320

MTO Jefferson's in Cappuccino Shell Cordovan (from Wednesday).

 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

-Mike

post #47615 of 53320
Quote:
Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post


Don't sacrifice a good fit to save a few bucks. The shoes won't get worn, or you'll end up selling them. Trust me. It's a bigger waste of money in the long run.

 

Yea I realize that now that my PA's aren't the most satisfying but I still wear them.  I am thinking the 5 last may not be for me though.

post #47616 of 53320
Quote:
Originally Posted by CMT1 View Post

I picked up a pair of Park Aves from ebay for $56. The seller listed them cheaply because she couldn't remove a white scuff from one of the toes. I tried every trick I could find on the Internet, but it wasn't until I resorted to nail polish remover and a Q-tip that it finally came off. I then spent the rest of the day adding light coats of black polish to the shoes, letting them dry and buffing, and repeating the process until they started to look decent.
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Delivered:






After 4-5 light coats of polish:






 

I plan to continue working on them over the weekend. I obviously wanted new Park Aves, but I never bought a pair because I knew I'd rarely wear them - I always ended up buying a different shoe. I am psyched to finally have a pair of Park Aves! It feels like the last hole in my shoe game is filled and I can now sleep at night. smile.gif

 

Fantastic job.

 

As for finally sleeping at night, keep following this thread and you'll start losing sleep again soon enough . . . 

 

post #47617 of 53320
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post
 

Last year I picked up both burgundy and brown shell Patriot seconds, IIRC paid $299 each. The only issue with them was the soles were not done well and weren't symmetrical on either pair. Don't think most people notice but it has been bothering me. So I sent my burgundy ones to Nick at B. Nelson to have JR soles done in antique edge finish. Got them back earlier this week and have been breaking them back in, very pleased with the results and the job he did.

 

Before:

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

After:

 

These look great! I love the more casual feel now. These would get a ton for use in my rotation

post #47618 of 53320

First negative experience with Allen Edmonds: Ordered a pair of seconds during the recent 2 for $299 sale.  Despite five telephone calls with the Shoebank I ended up (1) being overcharged by about 40%, (2) received the wrong size shoe, (3) received the wrong size shoe trees, and (4) was told by customer service that they don't deal with issues related to seconds.  Went into a store today and received fantastic service but they couldn't solve the issue due to no more inventory.  I understand it's not their fault and appreciate their help as always.  It would have been nice, however, if (1) these errors weren't made in the first place, and (2) customer service actually offered to help when I contacted them six days ago.  I will still purchase from this company but am less inclined to take advantage of seconds sales.  I imagine they don't make much money from those sales anyway so I suppose it doesn't even matter that much.

post #47619 of 53320
Quote:
Originally Posted by jbarwick View Post
 

Need some advice AE gurus.  When I measure my foot using the metal contraption I get an 11.5 D width.  My PA's are 11.5 D are are a little tight for my left foot and probably half a size too big.  Some days are better than others with the tightness so I don't wear them when I run in the morning and they are fine.  I have been wanting a pair of suede shoes and Macy's has the suede Strand on sale plus a discount so you can get firsts for the 160's.  I ordered an 11 and they only have D width so if they completely don't work I can return them.  Do the leather lined suede shoes from AE stretch at all?  My gut says not but I went with the purchase anyway.  6pm has some E width but their price is still $212.  May order those and see.

 

The AE store should be opening in Nashville soon so I can try everything out before I buy them.  Thanks in advance for the help.


I am sized at an 11.5D/E (in-between widths) on the Brannock.  My perfect AE fit is an 11E on all lasts, including the #5.  I have the Strand in walnut, navy suede, and the brogue suede (brown) with the Danite sole.  I can tell you that (1) my walnut Strands fit very well, (2) my navy Suede strands run a little big and fit more like a McTavish, and (3) my brown suede Strands fit rather snugly and I'd likely be better off with an 11EE.  They are also my least favorite AE shoes.  In my suede collection I far prefer my Neumoks.  I might be willing to part with my suede Strands if you could do $150 understanding they are used seconds.  I've worn them less then ten times over the past year and never in rain or snow.

post #47620 of 53320
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scottyb06 View Post
 


I am sized at an 11.5D/E (in-between widths) on the Brannock.  My perfect AE fit is an 11E on all lasts, including the #5.  I have the Strand in walnut, navy suede, and the brogue suede (brown) with the Danite sole.  I can tell you that (1) my walnut Strands fit very well, (2) my navy Suede strands run a little big and fit more like a McTavish, and (3) my brown suede Strands fit rather snugly and I'd likely be better off with an 11EE.  They are also my least favorite AE shoes.  In my suede collection I far prefer my Neumoks.  I might be willing to part with my suede Strands if you could do $150 understanding they are used seconds.  I've worn them less then ten times over the past year and never in rain or snow.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Scottyb06 View Post
 


I am sized at an 11.5D/E (in-between widths) on the Brannock.  My perfect AE fit is an 11E on all lasts, including the #5.  I have the Strand in walnut, navy suede, and the brogue suede (brown) with the Danite sole.  I can tell you that (1) my walnut Strands fit very well, (2) my navy Suede strands run a little big and fit more like a McTavish, and (3) my brown suede Strands fit rather snugly and I'd likely be better off with an 11EE.  They are also my least favorite AE shoes.  In my suede collection I far prefer my Neumoks.  I might be willing to part with my suede Strands if you could do $150 understanding they are used seconds.  I've worn them less then ten times over the past year and never in rain or snow.

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by jbarwick View Post
 

Need some advice AE gurus.  When I measure my foot using the metal contraption I get an 11.5 D width.  My PA's are 11.5 D are are a little tight for my left foot and probably half a size too big.  Some days are better than others with the tightness so I don't wear them when I run in the morning and they are fine.  I have been wanting a pair of suede shoes and Macy's has the suede Strand on sale plus a discount so you can get firsts for the 160's.  I ordered an 11 and they only have D width so if they completely don't work I can return them.  Do the leather lined suede shoes from AE stretch at all?  My gut says not but I went with the purchase anyway.  6pm has some E width but their price is still $212.  May order those and see.

 

The AE store should be opening in Nashville soon so I can try everything out before I buy them.  Thanks in advance for the help.

 

Part of the fit on the strands is going to be your arch. I am a 13E on the metal contraption and my suede strands are 12eee it is actually the shoe that made me realize how wrong fitting my other 65 lasted bal's were - so to try Scotty's 11E might be a good way to go

post #47621 of 53320

My issue is that I have a relatively high instep.  Regardless of last 11E's are the best way to go every time.  11.5D is a bit too tight for me - tolerable but tight.

post #47622 of 53320
Quote:
Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post


Yes, exchange them. Nordstrom has a very liberal return policy.

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Buddy0329 View Post


Return

 

Thank you.  I'll be sure to do that.

post #47623 of 53320
Quote:
Originally Posted by CMT1 View Post

Thanks guys! I'm really happy with this one so far, I definitely lucked out but I'd be thrilled to find some shell options at those insane prices. I mean ...Damn.
Thanks Cold Iron! I've read and re-read every online resource I could find on proper shoe care, and this forum alone has been an invaluable help. I won't lie, freaked out when the nail polish remover left a slight rub/burn/abrasion mark on the leather, but knew from research that this could happen and from most reports the ensuing polishing would fill in and cover it up, which it has.

Right now that toe looks completely blemish-free, and I will do my best to keep it that way. smile.gif


Thanks! I definitely conceded. I am an 11.5 D in the 5 last and these are 11.5 B. What's weird is that they fit great, at least from walking a bit around the house, but the true test will come when I head out and about for the night. I'm actually surprised at how comfortable they feel, as I've been trying not to admit that they feel more comfortable than my other, newer shoes, but I suspect it's because they are already nicely broken in. While the soles are still in decent shape, these shoes have definitely been worn.
Dressed down Cambridge.





Have a great weekend guys!

 

 

What watch is that? Looks familiar. Love the fit!

post #47624 of 53320
Quote:
Originally Posted by CMT1 View Post

Thanks guys! I'm really happy with this one so far, I definitely lucked out but I'd be thrilled to find some shell options at those insane prices. I mean ...Damn.
Thanks Cold Iron! I've read and re-read every online resource I could find on proper shoe care, and this forum alone has been an invaluable help. I won't lie, freaked out when the nail polish remover left a slight rub/burn/abrasion mark on the leather, but knew from research that this could happen and from most reports the ensuing polishing would fill in and cover it up, which it has.

Right now that toe looks completely blemish-free, and I will do my best to keep it that way. smile.gif


Thanks! I definitely conceded. I am an 11.5 D in the 5 last and these are 11.5 B. What's weird is that they fit great, at least from walking a bit around the house, but the true test will come when I head out and about for the night. I'm actually surprised at how comfortable they feel, as I've been trying not to admit that they feel more comfortable than my other, newer shoes, but I suspect it's because they are already nicely broken in. While the soles are still in decent shape, these shoes have definitely been worn.
Dressed down Cambridge.





Have a great weekend guys!

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by indigoroots View Post
 

 

 

What watch is that? Looks familiar. Love the fit!

Looks like a JLC Reverso, very nice one at that!

post #47625 of 53320

PSA: Wolverine Krause in Russet Dublin leather is on sale at the Unionmade: $333 plus an additional 20% off with the code PLUS20. You are welcome. 

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread